Surfing in Sagres, Portugal
Last weekend I hopped on a plane to meet 3 ‘boys’ on a surf trip. I managed to squeeze on the trip as the photographer. I forgot how much I loved hopping on these surf trips. They take you to isolated, breathtaking spots, spots you didn’t know existed but if there is a hint of a wave somewhere in the world, be sure the surfers will find it. Ps yes I’m available for surf trips.
So Sagres, this town is on the South West tip of Portugal and seems to be inhabited mainly by surfers. Big cliffs, hidden bays, sandy beaches and sunny days, what more could you want…ah yes and surf. Where there is surf in Europe there are surfers with surf vans and free camping of course. There was no shortage of surf vans parked up along the cliffs. These surfers, they’ve got it right.
So daily the boys would eat, surf, eat, surf, eat, drink and sleep…and repeat. It was simple. It was great. The town of Sagres is so tiny, before long you know every joint and every menu. Three tiny bars next door to each other, each with friendly staff and fresh beer. Ah did I mention it was sunny and 20 degrees plus everyday in mid November. It is a gem.